Posts Tagged Women in Iran

47 seconds that changed the history of Iran: The Gaze of the Gazelle, the story of the lost Iranian Generation

http://www.gazeofthegazelle.com The Gaze of the Gazelle: The story of a generation Arash Hejazi with a foreword by Paulo Coelho Seagull Books, July 2011 On 20 June 2009, during demonstrations to protest the fraudulent Iranian presidential election, a young girl called Neda was shot to death in the streets of Tehran. Within hours, the video footage […]

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Garnet to Publish The Knot in the Rug, a novel by Masoud Behnoud

Garnet Publishing has recently acquired the world rights to the novel The Knot in the Rug by the prominent Iranian journalist and novelist, Masoud Behnoud. The Knot in the Rug (Khanoum), by Masoud Behnoud, encapsulates the massive upheavals of the first half of 20th century from a point of view that the English-speaking readership rarely […]

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The Circle, by Jafar Panahi

# Actors: Maryiam Parvin Almani, Nargess Mamizadeh, Monir Arab, Mojgan Faramarzi, Fatemeh Naghavi # Directors: Jafar Panahi # Format: Colour, PAL, Subtitled # Language: Farsi # Subtitles: English # Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.) # Aspect Ratio: 4:3 – 1.33:1 # Number of discs: […]

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Persepolis, by Catherine Deneuve (Actor), Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi (Directors)

ORDER HERE PERSEPOLIS presents a deeply personal coming-of-age tale about finding one’s place in the world. Based on her bestselling graphic novel, Marjane Satrapi teamed up with underground comic book artist Vincent Paronnaud to co-direct this animated big screen adaptation. The result is an electrifying, heartfelt, and original portrait of a spunky girl who surmounts […]

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Women Without Men by Shahrnush Parsipour

Shortly after the 1989 publication of ‘Women Without Men‘ in her native Iran, Shahrnush Parsipur was arrested and jailed for her frank and defiant portrayal of women’s sexuality. Now banned in Iraq, along with the rest of this brave and prolific writer’s work, this small masterpiece was eventually translated into several languages, and introduces English-speaking […]

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Touba and the Meaning of Night, by Shahrnoush Parsipour

One of the cornerstones of contemporary Persian literature, Touba and the Meaning of Night represent the best in Iranian Fiction, and has never lost its brilliance even 21 years after its first publication in 1989 in Iran. The book was published in English in 2005 and attracted the attention of many critics worldwide. An Iranian-style […]

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